Dr Gerda de Villiers


De Villiers, G & Prinsloo, GTM 2002. Gilgamesh sees the Deep: from Shame to Honour in Journal for Semitics,Vol 11 (1), 23-44.

De Villiers, G 2002. Where did she come from and where did she go to? (the Queen of Heaven in Jeremiah 7 & 44) in Old Testament Essays, 15/3, 620-527.

De Villiers G & Lombaard, C 2004.Telematiese onderrig en teologiese opleiding: blikpunte op moontlike probleme in Verbum et Ecclesia, Vol 25 (1), 68-80.

De Villiers, G & Prinsloo, GTM.Understanding Gilgamesh – his world and his Stiry in Journal for Semitics, Vol 14 (1), 165-181.

De Villiers, G 2005.Gilgamesh, Africa and the Pentateuch in Otto, E & Le Roux, J (eds), A Critical Study of the Pentateuch. An Encounter between Europe and Africa. Münster: Lit Verlag.

De Villiers, G 2006. The pic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament: Parallels Beyond the Deluge in Old Testament Essays, 19/1, 26-34.

De Villiers, G 2006.Oor Eksegese en Metodes: Die Reëls van die Spel in Old Testament Essays, 19/3, 833-830.

De Villiers, G 2007. Methodology and exegesis: the tools – and what they are designed for in Le Roux, J & Otto, E (eds), South African Perspectives on the Pentateuch between Synchrony and Diachrony. London: T&T Clark.

De Villiers, G 2007. Why on Earth? Genesis 2-3 and the Snake in Old Testament Essays, 20/3, 632-640.

De Villiers, G 2008. Sin, Suffering and Sagacity: Genesis 2-3 in Becking, B & Human, D, Exile and Suffering, Leiden: Brill, 3-18.

De Villiers, G 2008. Die Dodekapropheton: Twaalf Klein Profete of Een Geheel? In HTS Vol 64 (3), 1379-1393.

De Villiers, G 2010. The Origin of Prophetism in the Ancient Near East in HTS 66 (1). doi:104102/hts.V66iI.795.

De Villiers, 2010. Reflections on Creation and Humankind in Psalm 8, the Septuagint and Hebrews in Human, DJ & Steyn, G (eds), Psalms and Hebrews, Studies in Reception, London: T&T Clark, 69-82.

De Villiers, G 2011. The Origin of Prophetism in the Ancient Near East in Bedford-Strohm, H & De Villiers, E (eds), Prophetic Witness. An Appropriate Contemporary Mode of Public Discourse? Münster: Lit Verlag, 13-28.

De Villiers, G 2011. Andries van Aarde – A Sideways Glance: His Theological and Hermeneutical Contributions to the South African Scene, HTS 67(1), 1-6.

De Villiers, G 2012. Rut 3:9 en 4:5: Wat het die (leviraats)huwelik met lossing te doen? In HTS 68(1). doi:10.4102/hts.v68iI.1278

De Villiers, G 2012. From the Walls of Uruk: Reflections on Space n the Gilgamesh Epic in Prinsloo, G & Maier, C (eds), Constructions of Space V, London: T&T Clark International.

Aanvaar deur VE vir publikasie in 2013: Rut 4:18-22: ‘n venster op Israel se verlede?


Local: Vertaling van die Rutboek uit Hebreeus vir die nuutste Afrikaanse Bybelvertaling (ABV)
International: Medewerker vir De Gruyter - Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (ebg)


Dr Arno Meiring


Heart of Darkness: A deconstruction of traditional Christian concepts of reconciliation by means of a religious studies perspective on the Christian and African religions, with prof Piet Meiring as my supervisor: University of Pretoria (2005).


I am presently co-editor (with prof Piet Meiring) for the second edition of the textbook Suid-Afrika, land van baie godsdienste/ South Africa, a world of religions that is to be revised and reworked. I am responsible for 2 chapters on respectively Hinduism and New Religious Movements. It is planned to be completed by the end of 2014

Meiring, Arno 2005. NG Kerk Skuilkrans, in Burger, Coenie, Meiring, Lieze, Van Niekerk, André & Wepener, Cas (reds), Waar die kerk werk: Verhale van verandering waar gelowiges hulle roeping uitleef, 159-160. Wellington: Lux Verbi. Bm – Bybelkor.

Meiring, Arno 2003. Eksegetiese Riglyne: 1 Konings 11:1-43, in Clasen, Ferdie et al (reds), Woordwyser: eksegetiese en liturgiese riglyne 2004, 172-173. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2003. Vyfde week in Paastyd: 1 Konings 11-15, in Clasen, Ferdie et al (reds), Woordwyser: ’n dag-tot-dag Bybelleesprogram 2004, 154-158. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2004. Eksegetiese Riglyne: 1 Kronieke 19:1-19, in Bester, Deon et al (reds), Woordwyser: eksegetiese en liturgiese riglyne 2005, 278-279. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2004. 1 Kronieke 19-25, in Bester, Deon et al (reds), Woordwyser: ’n dag-tot-dag Bybelleesprogram 2005, 257-260. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2005. Eksegetiese Riglyne: Jeremia 13:1-11, in Bester, Deon et al (reds), Woordwyser: eksegetiese en liturgiese riglyne 2006, 210-211. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2005.Jeremia 11-17, in Bester, Deon et al (reds), Woordwyser: ’n dag-tot-dag Bybelleesprogram 2006, 259-262. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2006. Eksegetiese Riglyne: Rut 3:1-9, in Bester, Deon et al (reds), Woordwyser: eksegetiese en liturgiese riglyne 2007, 170-171. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2006. Rut 1-4, in Bester, Deon et al (reds), Woordwyser: ’n dag-tot-dag Bybelleesprogram 2007, 208-211. Pretoria: Sinode van Oos-Transvaal.

Meiring, Arno 2008: Ten short chapters on missiological topics in the Christelike Kernensiklopedie, under the edit of Frits Gaum (et al), Wellington: Lux Verbi/Bybelkor. The chapters were: Anskar, Bonifacius, Simon Kimbangu, Bartolomé de Las Casa, David Livingstone, Raymundus Lullus, Robert de Nobili, Matteo Ricci, Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf and Fransiskus Xavier.

Meiring, Arno 2010. Hoe evangelies is die NG Kerk?, Kerkbode185:3 (20 Augustus 2010), 19.

Publications in scientific journals

*Meiring, AM 2005. From Christianity to African Religion and back again, in Verbum et Ecclesia 26(3) 2005, 718-739.

*Meiring, Arno 2007. As below, so above: a perspective on African Theology, in HTS 63(2) 2007, 733-750.

*Meiring, A 2008. Rethinking Missio Dei: a conversation with postmodern and African Theologies, in Verbum et Ecclesia 29(3) 2008, 791-818.

Other publications, reports and contributions

*Author of a report for the General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church (October 2011) on Evangelism and Dialogue

Author and presenter of report for the Eastern Synod of the DRC (October 2009) on Missional Ecclesiology.

Author and presenter of report for the Eastern Synod of the DRC (October 2009) on Service and Witness.

Co-author and presenter of report for the Eastern Synod of the DRC (2007) on Morality.

Interview on SAFM (26 Nov 2006) on the Incarnation

Interview on Kruiskyk TV (2 Feb 2010) on whether all religions lead to God

Interview on Kruiskyk TV (Sept 2010) on Islam and Christianity

Dr Jaco Beyers

Beyers, J & Breytenbach, APB 1995. A Comparative study between an excerpt of the Samaritan Liturgy and corresponding texts from the Pentateuch. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 50, p. 900-930.

Beyers, J & Breyntenbach, APB 1997. The Self-understanding of the Samaritans as expressed in the Liturgy of the Shemini Aseret. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 55/56, p. 152-175

Beyers, J 2001. Syncretism as pluralizing and sacralising: A Perspective from theology of Religions and Missiology. Unpublished DD thesis.

Beyers, J 2002. An Old Testament perspective on Syncretism: The belief in the “God of the forefathers” as case study. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 58(3), p. 1154-1173

Beyers, J 2006. Theology of Religions: A Perspective on the Relationship between Christianity and Traditional African Religions. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 62(2), p. 379-401

Beyers, J & Mphahlele, DN 2009. Jesus Christ as Ancestor: An African Christian Understanding. Hervormde Teologiese Studies (HTS) (65) Electronic published.

Beyers, J 2009. Family and Church Unity. Theology and the Church in South Africa (ThaciSA) 1(1), p. 96-102.

Beyers, J 2009. Mission and African Traditional Religion, in Theology and the Church in South Africa (ThaciSA) 1(2), p. 48-72.

Beyers, J 2010. What is Religion? An African Understanding, in Hervormde Teologiese Studies (HTS) 66 (1)

Beyers, J 2011. Religion, civil society and conflict: What is it that religion does for and to society? Hervormde Teologiese Studies (HTS) 67(3)

Beyers, J 2011. Islam, Christianity and Africa in Conversation, in Theology and the Church in South Africa (ThaciSA) 3 (1), p. 66-90.

Beyers, J 2012. Jagters vs Boere: ’n Soeke na die oorsprong van Godsdiens, in Verbum et Ecclesia (VE) Vol 33, no 1

Beyers, J 2011. Syncretism: A definition and interpretation with reference to the Education Act of South Africa, in Theology and the Church in South Africa (ThaciSA) Vol 3 (2) p.45-53.

Beyers, J 2012. Om te gee: ‘n Godsdiens- en Sendingwetenskaplike perspektief, in Hervormde Teologiese Studies (HTS) 68(1).

Beyers, J 2013. Can Symbols be promoted or demoted? Symbols as religious phenomena, in Hervormde Teologiese Studies (HTS), Vol 69, No 1.

Beyers, J and Ngcobo, EC 2013. Is it still possible to study religion religiously today? Mircea Eliade’s religious apologetic account, in Verbum et Ecclesia (VE) (under review)

Beyers, J 2013. Obituaries and Predictions: a Sociological perspective on the future of religion. (Paper presented at the EASR conference 23-26 August 2012, Stockholm, Sweden), in ActaTheologica (under review).

Beyers, J 2013. Die Roeping van die Kerk. In Hervormde Teologiese Studies (HTS),Vol 69, No 1

Beyers, J & Swanepoel, E 2013.The female quest for enlightenment: Overcoming gender bias in Tibetan Buddhism with specific reference to Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, in Religion (under review).

Beyers, J & Han, YS 2013. A critical evaluation of the understanding of God in John S. Mbiti’s theology, in Journal of Religion in Africa. (Under review)

Prof Alphonso Groenewald

Drink met vreugde uit die liefdesfontein!” – ‘n Ou-Testamentiese perspektief op menslike seksualiteit [“Drink from the well of love!”– An Old Testament perspective on human sexuality]. Verbum et Ecclesia (VE), 27/1 (2006), 42-69.

Between mythology, poetry and theology. Hervormde Teologiese Studies (HTS), 62/3 (2006), 909-924.

Die beeld van die “verborge gesig” van God: “En moet asseblief nie u aangesig vir u kneg verberg nie!” (Ps 69:18a) [“And please, do not hide your face from your servant!” (Ps 69:18a): The image of the “hidden God”]. Old Testament Essays (OTE), 19/3 (2006), 831-862.

Teologiekroniek: Godsbeelde van die Ou Testament. Jahwe – liefdevolle vader en moeder [Theology chronicle: Images of God in the Old Testament: Yahweh – loving father and mother]. VE, 27/2 (2006), 534-547.

Old Testament exegesis: reflections on methodology. HTS, 63/3 (2007), 1017-1031.

Psalms 69:33-34 in the light of the poor in the Psalter as a whole. VE, 28/2 (2007), 425-441.

Psalm 16 (LXX Ps 15) and Acts of the Apostles – Part I. OTE, 21/1 (2008), 89-109.

Psalm 16 (LXX Ps 15) and Acts of the Apostles – Part II. OTE, 21/2 (2008), 345-357.

Psalm 69:36 in the light of the Zion tradition. OTE, 21/2 (2008), 358-372.

Exodus, Psalms and Hebrews: A God abounding in steadfast love (Ex 34:6). HTS, 64/3 (2008), 1365-1378.

Some notes on writing a commentary: Isaiah 1-12. VE, 30/1 (2009), 65-90.

Psalm 51 and the criticism of the cult: does this reflect a divided religious leadership? OTE, 22/1 (2009), 47-62.

Psalm 16, ethics and the larger compositional group Pss 15-24. Journal for Semitics (JSem), 18/2 (2009), 421-433.

Prophetic witness in the Hebrew Bible: from prophetic word to prophetic books. HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies, 66/1 (2010), Art. #899, 7 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v66i1.899.

Die Een wat sal kom! “Messiaanse tekste” in die Ou Testament en ander Joodse geskrifte. Verbum et Ecclesia,31(1) (2010), Art. #396, 7 pages. DOI: 10.4102/ ve.v31i1.396.

Isaiah 1:2−3, ethics and wisdom. Isaiah 1:2-3 and the Song of Moses (Dt 32): Is Isaiah a prophet like Moses? HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies,67(1) (2011), Art. #954, 6 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.954.

Isaiah 1:4-9 as a post-exilic reflection. JSem, 20/1 (2011), 87-108.

Contributions to publications:

“Indeed – the zeal for your house has consumed me!”: Possible historical background to Psalm 69:10ab, in: Matthias Augustin & Hermann M. Niemann (eds). 2006. Stimulation from Leiden. Collected communications to the XVIIIth congress of the IOSOT, Leiden 2004. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang (BEATAJ 54). p. 177-185.

From myth to theological language, in: Dirk J. Human (ed). 2007. Psalms and Mythology. London: T&T Clark (LHB/OTS 462). p. 9-25.

“Drink met vreugde uit die liefdesfontein!” – ‘n Ou-Testamentiese perspektief op seksualiteit, in: Cas J.A. Vos & Dirk J. Human (eds). 2007. Liefde is die grootste – oor erotiek en seksualiteit. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. p. 90-108.

Changing paradigms: Old Testament scholarship between synchrony and diachrony, in: Jurie le Roux & Eckart Otto (eds). 2007. South African perspectives on the Pentateuch between synchrony and diachrony. London: T&T Clark (LHB/OTS 463). p. 108-123.

The ethical “way” of Psalm 16, in: Erich Zenger (ed.). 2010. The composition of the book of Psalms. Leuven: Peeters (BETL 238). p. 501-511.

A God abounding in steadfast love: Psalms and Hebrews, in: Dirk J. Human & Gert J. Steyn (eds). 2010. Psalms and Hebrews. Studies in reception. London/New York: T&T Clark (LHB/OTS 527). p. 52-68.

Messiaanse tekste in die Ou Testament, in: Cas Vos & Dirk Human (eds). Vaste Rots op wie ek bou. Kaapstad: Lux Verbi. p. 164-181.


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